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Hard Drive has less space than it should


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I ran a scan on my 1.5 Tb harddrive and now, it shows that it has less space than it should. It currently only have about 447 gigs of stuff on it (~900 gigs free). Now, it shows it only has 575 gigs free. That's like 300 gigs gone for no reason! I tried ccleaner and defragging it but none of those worked.
I've also been searching forums and thinking it is because of a Shadow Storage but no, I disabled it a while back and when I do vssadmin List ShadowStorage, it says "No items found that satisfy the query."
Please help.
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Hello XxFadedxX.... Welcome to GeeksToGo, :) :) :)

I'm sorry to hear about your issue. We will try to help you resolve this as soon as possible.
Please understand we are all volunteers and we are not here all the time. Sometimes it may be a extended amount of time to get back to you. If it has been more then 3 days please shoot me a PM and I will try to get back to you quickly then.

Can you please try the following steps and let us know the results.


Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.



Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
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Thanks for the reply. Auslogic Disk Defrag is the program I used. And I'm pretty sure it's not temp files because I unhid everything on the drive. Even ran it in Ubuntu and nothing showed. The drive, I'm sure is damaged. I tried reformatting it today in Windows (before I used Gparted). It couldn't even format, it's horrible. So now, I have no choice but to RMA it. I was going to put it in an enclosure if it was just the driver that was troubled but it's really frustrating. WD hasn't replied to my questions and I'm really annoyed at the hard drive at this point. I should've gotten the Seagate Barracuda instead.
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It currently only have about 447 gigs of stuff on it

Says what?

Hard drive usage doesn't work like 2+2=4, because files and folders are not the only items taking space.
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Before the check, I had ~900 gigs free. After, I had 575 gigs. I unhid all the files on it (Even the windows protected one) and propertied it with both Ubuntu and Windows. I even check Shadow Storage. Nothing else is on the drive I'm sure. I don't use the drive for anything other than storage.
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Before the check

Before what check?
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The window's hard drive error-checking scan.
I appreciate the comments, but this is just too frustrating. I moved everything off the drive and disabled it. Don't want to bother with it anymore. Hopefully the next one Western Digital send me isn't going be faulty.
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